Enjoy the independence of living alone yet you still fear the thought of feeling lonely? Today’s urban tribe of millennials have given rise to yet another new concept of living, no thanks to its predecessors of co-working spaces. Enter — co-living.
Usually housed in convenient locations in Singapore where it boasts easy accessibility, co-living spaces have started to sprout around the island — targeting individuals who love the idea of having the freedom of being alone while having connections with like-minded individuals in the co-living community under one roof.
But what does co-living even mean? For the uninitiated, it’s basically a living arrangement where facilities such as the kitchen, laundromat, living room, lounges and more, are shared amongst the other residents living under the same roof! You get your own room, of course. In a way, it’s somewhat like renting an apartment but you get to enjoy the perks of being a part of a community and meeting like-minded individuals while having a flexible lease. Unlike staying in a hotel or renting a HDB flat, a co-living space promotes the idea of interacting with the other residents while still maintaining your own level of privacy.
The only setback? The price. We’re not saying it’s not worth it, but considering the prices of some of these co-living spaces — we’re talking about a starting fee of around $1,000 for the smallest room. Then again, unlike rented flats, co-living spaces do come with extra services such as housekeeping, air-conditioning, WiFi, and of course an opportunity to meet new people from all walks of life.
Whether it could be the new way of living or even just a fad, these are the co-living spaces in Singapore that you need to know about, stat.
1. HMLET CANTONMENT
With over 28 outlets islandwide, Hmlet has been known as one of the first few co-living spaces to land in Singapore. With a concept that’s reminiscent of life in a hostel, Hmlet provides plenty of common areas — lounges, living rooms, kitchens — for occupants to interact with one another despite living on their own.
In terms of leasing, a minimum of 3 months is required for each apartment — though, only one location makes an exception; peep, their latest property, Hmlet Cantonment.
Otherwise known as the biggest Hmlet in Singapore, Hmlet Cantonment was launched late last year, in September 2019 and it sees a modern twist to its heritage as it transforms the former historical site into a unique co-living space. Unlike the other Hmlet apartments, the ones at Hmlet Cantonment also allows for short-term stays with a minimum of six nights with a price that fetches up to $870/week for a Pocket Room.
Apart from that, you can also enjoy other facilities like:
- Canteen — Honesty Bar & Lounge Area
- Wellness Studio
- Plunge Pool
- Outdoor Deck & Gardens
- Parking — Bicycles and Cars
LOCATION: 150 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 089762
PRICING: From $870/week to $1,920/week
2. LYF FUNAN
This new year, finding a space to live on your own might be one of the few resolutions you have on your list. To kickstart your first co-living experience, consider this new way of “lyf”. Yes, we’re talking about the co-living space located in the heart of Singapore, and it’s newly renovated Funan Mall.
Claiming the title of the largest co-living property in Southeast Asia, lyf Funan Singapore gives you an eye-opening experience with its well-designed space that plugs the community with a new concept of living. Think — a fully-furnished apartment with bathrooms, high-speed WiFi and other shared social places. Besides, it’s located in a mall — everything; be it food, activities, and other activities are literally at your convenience!
Other facilities that lyf Funan has to offer include:
- Social Gym
- Social Kitchen
- Meeting Room
location: 67 Hill St, Level 4 Funan Mall, Singapore 179370
3. THE ASSEMBLY PLACE
Inspired by the concept of your ol’ school assembly grounds, the Founder of The Assembly Place took hold of the idea and transformed his dream into what has now become of the hippiest co-living space in Singapore. Boasting a resplendent design that’s unparalleled to your usual co-living space, The Assembly Place was just recently launched in 2018 and has seen a growing community from all walks of life.
Currently, The Assembly Place has 5 locations in areas such as Orchard and Farrer Park, and will soon expand into the city with apartments located over at Sophia Road, Tiong Bahru, Jalan Besar and Paya Lebar that will be launching soon in the months to come.
Choose from their Petite Room which starts from as low as $1,350/month or go for their Master Room which prices itself at $1,900/month!
Other amenities and services such as weekly housekeeping, WiFi, and washers & dryers are also provided with the apartment.
THE ASSEMBLY PLACE
– jalan elok (orchard)
– jalan jintan (orchard)
– starlight road (farrer park)(contemporary collection)
– starlight road (farrer park)(minimalist collection)
– owen road (farrer park)
– SOPHIA ROAD (CITY) — COMING SOON
– TIONG BAHRU (CITY) — COMING SOON
– JALAN BESAR (CITY) — COMING SOON
– PAYA LEBAR (CITY) — COMING SOON
PRICING: From $1,350/month to $1,900/month
Consider yourself an energetic millennial? This new co-living space might just tickle your fancy. Escape the hustle and bustle of the cityscape and settle in this humble abode here at Commontown. With 12 apartments located islandwide, most of Commontown’s apartments are found near the neighbourhood heartland areas — where you’ll get to enjoy multicultural gastronomical delights depending on the location of your apartment! And of course, you’ll get to meet lots of locals or even expats living under the same roof too!
Decked with modern furnishings, Commontown has drawn the likes of many young travellers and millennials who are looking for a place to stay and usually starts with a lease of a minimum of 3 months!
On top of that, these serviced co-living apartments also include weekly housekeeping, WiFi, utilities and other basic supplies.